Dance critic Lewis Segal got the tap on the shoulder. His position is being eliminated, Sasha Anawalt writes:
In a city where dance riddles the inner sanctums of churches, temples, community centers, clubs, gymnasiums and zocalos, to say nothing of the nearly 280 legit performance spaces in mainstream theaters, large, mid-sized and small -- this signals a gigantic disconnect between the people and press. Writes Segal, who has been in the post since 1996 and written about dance for the LAT for 12 years before that:
"...my position is being eliminated in the latest round of of staff layoffs and cutbacks...I have followed my supervisors' advice and applied for the Times buyout, which means I'll be off the staff as of the end of this month. However, there is some talk about my freelancing for the paper in the future."